Post Doc Opportunity in hydro(geo)logical modelling of floods and droughts in the Limpopo River Basin

Closing date: 20 January 2019.

Dear GSSA Ground Water Division,

I would like to circulate to your members the announcement of a hydrogeological modeller postdoc position at the University of Aberdeen to work on a NERC-funded project on the resilience to floods and droughts in the Limpopo River Basin.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the NERC-funded socio-hydrological research project, Project CONNECT4 Water Resilience, investigating the resilience of water resources and society to hydroclimatic extremes in the Limpopo River Basin (LRB), southern Africa. The successful candidate will specifically work on the application of basin-scale physically-based groundwater-surface water models. The researcher will join the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen and will work in collaboration with the University of Birmingham (UK), Anglia Ruskin University (UK), the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (Botswana), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), University of Venda (South Africa). A number of government policy-makers and NGO partners are also involved in the research, including the Water Authorities of Botswana and Mozambique, Water Research Commission (South Africa), Dabane Trust (Zimbabwe) and the Red Cross.

Applicants will have a PhD in environmental/earth science, physical geography or engineering (hydrogeology, hydrology or environmental engineering) with experience in groundwater and/or hydrological modelling. Experience or a keen interest in applying models to water resources management and conveying modelling results to wide audience of both scientists and practitioners would be advantageous.

Please find more details about the post and application procedure here:

For additional information or to informally discuss this opportunity, please contact Dr Jean-Christophe Comte at jc [dot] comte [at] abdn [dot] ac [dot] uk (no applications).  

Many thanks and very best wishes